We are seeking an experienced mathematics teacher for a long-term substitute position teaching two sections of Pre-Calculus, and one section of AP Calculus BC. The exact dates of employment would be August 19, 2019, to December 20, 2019. This teacher would be expected to participate in the life of the school while acting as a substitute, including but not limited to, attending faculty meetings, meeting with parents, and covering supervision duties during the school day.
Principles of Learning
The following principles articulate our core beliefs about learning, both for students and for faculty:
Everyone is capable of learning.
Learners actively create their own meaning and knowledge.
Learning is a personal process that takes patience and time.
Learners engage best when they see value and purpose in what they are learning.
Learners thrive in a safe and stimulating environment where the opportunity to grow from mistakes is valued.
Learners benefit from opportunities to learn with and through others.
Learners succeed when they are empowered to make decisions about their own learning.
Learning is deepened when learners have multiple opportunities to reflect, self-assess, and use feedback to improve.
Essential Qualities and Qualifications:
Must love kids, especially high school students!
Demonstrated success in the design of interactive and inquiry-based math
lessons, units, projects, and assessments to ensure that all students can
access and excel in the curriculum.
Demonstrated ability to give strong feedback to students and parents about
Highly collaborative spirit and willingness to be a part of a team-oriented
approach to learning across the school.
Experience in mastery-based or standards-based grading and assessment
methodologies is highly desired.
Experience in teaching high school mathematics is preferred.
Single subject teaching credential in mathematics, and/or a Master’s degree
in mathematics education are preferred.
Experience teaching in an independent school is preferred.
About Pilgrim School
Pilgrim School, founded in 1958, is an independent, co-educational school for students in Preschool through Grade 12 that includes an international high school boarding program. The school is cradled in Wilshire Center, 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and attracts a student body as varied as the city's population. Pilgrim is the only accredited K-12 independent school within the urban core of Los Angeles.